This weekend I had the chance to visit several Triangle restaurants that just plain rock – these are some of the best the area has to offer:
Poole’s diner (Raleigh)
Sweet potato soup with burgundy-thyme honey, braised short ribs over smoky collard greens, an excellent baguette with butter, and their renowned macaroni gratin. I could eat at Poole’s every day.
Carnitas mejor burrito – massive, loaded with juicy meat, no rice filler, and deliciously fresh. Although I’ve always liked this place, I hadn’t been here in quite a while. I’ll be coming back soon – the burrito was outstanding.
8oz “Spirit Animal” burger – cream cheese, roasted poblanos, grilled tomato, tortilla dust. A little too much cream cheese, a little too little tomato, and virtually no tortilla dust(?) – but nevertheless sensational. The best burgers in the Triangle are at Chuck’s. I wasn’t wowed by the fries on my first visit, but this time they were incredible.